Agency Background: YOTO, founded in 1986, is dedicated to support high school graduation and continued success of homeless youth (ages 13-21) enrolled in public school by providing financial assistance, basic human needs aid, and overall guidance. The vision of YOTO is: To empower and to create stability in the lives of young people on their own to become positive and productive citizens of our community.

Focus of the 2009 SCCF Grant: Monthly Stipend Program The Monthly Stipend Program is a drop-out prevention program for homeless youth in the Oro Valley and Tucson areas. The SCCF grant will provide a stipend for 14 students of $125 per month for 10 months of the school year. The stipend is provided to homeless youth who attend school on a regular basis and receive a grade of C or above. It serves as an incentive for the students to attain high school graduation.

Website: www.yoto.org
Contact: Teresa Baker, Executive Director, teresalbaker@yoto.org